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Issue No. 1923

“When this election’s over, you’ll see us move very vigorously. We’re not on hold right now. We’re just not as aggressive.”
Senior US administration official, outlining plans to “pacify” rebel cities in Iraq

“Saddam Hussein ended [his] nuclear programme in 1991 following the Gulf War. ISG found no evidence to suggest concerted efforts to restart the programme.”

“Iraq abandoned its ambition to obtain advanced biological weapons [in late 1995]. ISG found no direct evidence that Iraq had plans for a new biological weapons programme.”

“Iraq unilaterally destroyed its undeclared chemical weapons stockpile in 1991. There are no credible indications that Baghdad resumed production of chemical munitions thereafter.”
Iraq Survey Group, final report

“This report breaks new ground by producing extensive new evidence showing that Saddam did indeed pose a threat to the international community.”
Jack Straw, foreign secretary on the ISG report

“The Iraqis don’t seem like they want to be helped. Every time you go out, it just seems like everybody wants to shoot you.”
Lance-Corporal Carlos Perez, US Marine stationed in Iraq


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Wed 13 Oct 2004, 00:00 BST
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